MycoWorks is the biotechnology company that produces Reishi™, a Fine Mycelium™  option for leather that is neither animal nor plastic. We are currently shipping product to brand partners in fashion, and we are backed by some of the leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Our mission is to create a platform for the highest quality materials using Fine Mycelium™, and our vision is to grow the future of materials.  As a team, we are data-driven in our commitment to quality, and our relationships with our customers and one another are built on our core values of respect, empowerment, innovation, interconnection and accountability.

MycoWorks is committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, gender-expansive individuals, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

MycoWorks is seeking a person to fill the role of a Textile Development Engineer. This person will be responsible for the textile development of MycoWorks’ Reishi™  to deliver a quality product. This individual will own the development of a reliable process that delivers the desired product(s) specs via design of experiment execution, technology transfer to operations, and cross collaborative work with the downstream development team(s) and external collaborators. Critical focus areas for the individual will be developing the textile composite in order to make a product that meets product specifications.

This role interacts heavily with multiple internal and external organizations, including: Quality, Supply Chain, Tannery Partners, Product Management, and Operations. The role reports to the Senior Manager, Process Development. This role will require some travel within the United States and possibly internationally.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing experiments for process and product development based on the product plan direction
  • Taking experiments from design to execution to analysis and reporting results
  • Working in line with the product development plan and providing insight and feedback to the plan for iterative improvement 
  • Ensuring process information is transferred to the operations team via standard creation and/ or updates, on floor training, and in process checks
  • Development of deliverables for process development team
  • Tracking appropriate development key performance indicators 
  • Training and coaching process development team members on design of experiment work
  • Managing process development team on work plans and deliverables
  • Overseeing integration of MycoWorks’ process development work with current and future tannery partners
  • Development of process understanding in order to create a product that meets specs in a reliable and consistent manner

Qualifications:

  • BS in Material Science, Textile Engineering, or a similar field
  • 5-8 years’ experience in textile or apparel manufacturing and/or development
  • Ability to work in an individual or team setting
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and data reporting
  • Verbal and written communication, fluent in English
  • Experience with operations and production lines
  • Proficient in test plan creation, execution, reporting, and technology transfer
  • Must be able to travel within the United States up to 25% of the time and occasionally internationally
  • Strategic problem solver with ability to manage external partnerships

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